GNOME-SESSIONSection: User Commands (1)
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NAMEgnome-session - Starts up the GNOME desktop environment
SYNOPSISgnome-session [--autostart=DIR] [--default-session-key=KEY] [--failsafe|-f] [--debug]
DESCRIPTIONThe gnome-session program starts up the GNOME desktop environment. This command is typically executed by your login manager (either gdm, xdm, or from your X startup scripts). It will load either your saved session, or it will provide a default session for the user as defined by the system administrator (or the default GNOME installation on your system).
The default session is defined in the GConf keys under /desktop/gnome/session. When saving a session, gnome-session saves the currently running applications in the $XDG_CONFIG_HOME/gnome-session/saved-session directory.
OPTIONSThe following options are supported:
- Start all applications defined in DIR, instead of starting the applications defined in /desktop/gnome/session/default_session, or via the --default-session-key option. Multiple --autostart options can be passed.
- Sets the GConf key from which applications running a default session should be read to KEY. If not specificed, /desktop/gnome/session/default_session will be used.
- gnome-session will run in fail-safe mode. User-specified applications will not be started.
- Enable debugging code.
ENVIRONMENTgnome-session accepts all of the standard environment variables used by gnome programs, other than the SESSION_MANAGER environment variable. gnome-session also sets several environment variables for the use of its child processes.
- This variable is used by session-manager aware clients to contact gnome-session.
- This variable is set to the X display being used by gnome-session. Note that if the --display option is used this might be different from the setting of the environment variable when gnome-session is invoked.
SEE ALSOgnome-session-properties(1) gnome-session-save(1) gnome-wm(1)
BUGSIf you find bugs in the gnome-session program, please report these on http://bugzilla.gnome.org.
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Time: 05:29:04 GMT, December 24, 2015